Open Sources (Ep. #319) Show Notes for March 25, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re having Canada Day three months early. Sort of. Our topics this week are all Canada-centric, from the provincial where we just got a new Ontario Budget just six months after the last one, to the national where the Official Opposition might have failed to make a case that anything has changed. After that, we’ve got the update on the Two Michaels and some museum chat(?). Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #319) Show Notes for March 25, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #310) Show Notes for January 21, 2021


This week on Open Sources Guelph, we celebrate survival. We made it to the end of the Trump reality show presidency, and are enjoying the first full-day of the Biden era. We’ll have some thoughts about that, including a surprising Canadian connection, and we’ll also talk about how Canadian conservatives are concerned now about their own Trump connections. In the back half of the show, our special guest will be the man that leads Guelph’s police officers. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #310) Show Notes for January 21, 2021”

Game On! Conservatives Officially Call the Leadership Race


Rona Ambrose has been keeping the blue light of conservatism burning bright, but she is, in the end, only the interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Well, the search to permanently replace Stephen Harper begins today with the announcement from the CPC that they’ve saved the date for their leadership convention: May 27, 2017. Continue reading “Game On! Conservatives Officially Call the Leadership Race”

Tony Clement Masters Both Hypocrisy and Self-Awareness


When Saudi Arabia began 2016 by executing 47 people, it cast an almost immediate spotlight on Canada. Not because of our own predilection for beheading our criminals no matter the crime, but because of a 2014 deal by the Canadian government to have the London-based company General Dynamics Land Systems build armoured vehicles for the Saudi government. The details of that agreement were never released, and now that former Treasury Board President Tony Clement isn’t in the government anymore, he’s pretty ticked off about it.  Continue reading “Tony Clement Masters Both Hypocrisy and Self-Awareness”

Facepalm Moments on the Campaign Trail


Approaching Day 70 of this federal campaign, and with less than two weeks to go, it was inevitable that things were going to get silly. Coming the day after the announcement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, and its very serious implications for Canadians and Canadian economy, it seems like a number of Conservative candidates, including the Minister of National Defense himself, is looking to shake things up with a bit of foot in mouth. Continue reading “Facepalm Moments on the Campaign Trail”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 20, 2015


What’s the matter with you? You guys listen to Open Sources Guelph to learn more about these fantasy scandals and it amounts to zero! Have you guys never cheated on your tax return?! This week’s show isn’t a deal, it’s a nothing. We don’t read tax forms, it’s done by the people in the tax department. Don’t like it? Well you’re a lying piece of $#!%! You too! You’re making an issue out of nothing! He’s nothing! Open Sources is producing good radio! It’s nothing! It’s nothing! It’s zero! (Quietly lead away by private security.) Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 20, 2015”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday July 23, 2015


This week on Open Sources Guelph, we like people who are respectful to their opponents, whether they were captured or not. We also like it when the government makes it rain. In these hot, sunny, summer days, the government’s giving out cheques, but we wouldn’t go shopping with those extra dollars just yet. Robocalls are back in the news, not that it matters if you’re reading this abroad because you’re not going to be voting anyway if you’ve made your home outside of Canada for five years. It’s the dog days of summer, but we’re not dog-eared at all. It’s time to break down this week’s Open Sources. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday July 23, 2015”